The motherboard worked right out of the box. It took some time to set up, but I'm sure that's mostly every motherboard. Be sure that your case will have enough room to screw in the CPU on the back. Mine didn't, I had to Macgyver it. The motherboard lacked instructions. The motherboard didn't come with any screws or anything of the sort. I guess that would come from purchasing the case. The M2 screw came with my motherboard in a small package though. I won't be using it anyways considering an M2 SSD is not much faster than a regular SSD. I Upgraded from a Gigabyte Z170 HD3P and honestly, I can't tell that much of a difference. The Motherboard only supports Crossfire and not SLI, I don't see why when AMD's GPU's are far less superior than Nvidia's. Overall it's a good product, just wish it supported SLI.
Well its similar to the series z370 chipset, reliable motherboard, why poeple say its bad coz it only support win 10.....last 2 gen of processeur lets you install windows 7 for most but once you boot up into windows 7, it will tell you that windows 7 doesnt support the processor.......so why blame the maker of the board for not making it compatible with windows 7 when the processor isnt.....seem normal to me.
I bought my z390-A pro in a bundle with i5 8600k with the mobo integrated uefi overclocks stable at 5Ghz no prollem, ram 2666 to 3000 run very smooth, my wd black m.2 highest bench marks, I'm very happy with this product, othing fancy but the quality in parts is there.